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The object was Orange, and pretty bright. It looked well below the cloud line, maybe 600ft? It looked kinda like it was burning.
Especially considering that the winds would be carrying it the other direction
Originally posted by DeboWilliams
Let's try to keep pushing at this though
Originally posted by DeboWilliams
reply to post by gortex
I don't doubt that this is possible, however all websites that I have checked all report that winds was pushing east, south east. Unless ofcoarse all of the websites retrieve their data from the exact same source (which could be possible), you would expect to see some variation to support that theory. Perhaps we could find one 2 that could give us a elevation to compare? ie one was taken at 500ft, one at 1000ft? (not sure if that's even plausible haha). Either way, I would appreciate if we could just stick to actual verifiable facts, because debunkers would expect nothing less if the tables was turned.
“FIREBALL” PHENOMENON CONTINUES TO BE REPORTED TO NUFORC The sightings of red, orange, or yellow “fireballs,” or “orbs,” a phenomenon that NUFORC has addressed frequently over the last fourteen months, continue to be reported to our Center. The reports of the mysterious objects, reported now from around the world, were an almost a daily event during June and July, and we still do not have what we consider to be an adequate explanation for the phenomenon.
The only possible explanation of terrestrial origin we can imagine is the release of so-called “Chinese” lanterns in the night sky, but many of the reports NUFORC has received seem to be inconsistent with that theory. First, the objects are often seen to travel in directions that differ from those of the prevailing winds, suggesting that some of the objects are self-propelled. Moreover, many seemingly reliable witnesses have reported that some of the objects are seen to maneuver relative to one another, and occasionally, they are witnessed to suddenly accelerate and move quickly out of sight. If these reports are accurate, they tend to militate against the possibility of lanterns, we believe.
not including that Chinese lanterns themselves are illegal in Ohio.
Ohio Insurance Institute (OII) and Ohio Fire Marshal’s office provide a list of resources on Ohio fireworks laws, safety guides and US fireworks-related statistics.... June 28, 2012
1) What’s legal to use?
The only fireworks that are legal for consumer use in Ohio are “trick and novelty” items such as sparklers, snaps, glow snakes and smoke bombs.
These include: Auto foolers with and without report, bat snaps, bobby traps, Chinese fun snaps, cigarette loads, fun snaps, ghost and bat snaps, ghost bomb snaps, gravity pak-snaps, magnum poppers, flame-proof party poppers, sky lanterns and trick bank matches.
Originally posted by bottleslingguy
reply to post by DeboWilliams
never mention "burning" when describing something like this because the Chinese Lanternites will come running.
“Fireworks.” Any composition or device prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect of combustion, deflagration, or detonation, except ordinary matches and except as provided in section 3743.80 of the Revised Code
So it seems that it would indeed be deemed illegal to ignite in the state of ohio
What fireworks are legal in Ohio? Here is a list that I acquired that are legal in Ohio: Smoke items (see review below), Sparklers (see review below), Snakes (see review below), Snaps & Toy Trick Novelties including: auto foolers with and without report, bat snaps, bobby traps, Chinese fun snaps, cigarette loads, fun snaps (see review below), ghost and bat snaps, ghost bomb snaps, gravity pak-snaps, magnum poppers, party poppers that are flame proof (see review below), and trick bank matches.
McCann, Denny Clyde.McCann@com.state.oh.us
2:15 PM (1 hour ago)
to Sue, Sheryl, Ashley, me
Per an opinion from NFPA the sky lantern is considered a ‘Flame Effect’ when utilized before a proximate audience. Therefore compliance with section 3311 of the Ohio Fire Code is mandatory, permits and licensed flame effects exhibitors are required.
Hope this helps,
C. Dennis McCann, Jr.
Ohio Department of Commerce
Division of State Fire Marshal
8895 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
This message and any response to it may constitute a public record and thus may be publicly available to anyone who requests it.
From: ********* [mailto:**********@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:08 AM
Subject: Fireworks Classification Clarification
I am requesting a clarification on the classification of "Chinese Lanterns" or "Sky Lanterns". Are they classified as a firework that is not exempt (classification as a novelty), and therefor the ignition of one requires a exhibitors license in Ohio?
Wunderground has the wind direction between 10pm and 11:51pm as East - Calm. Another website I checked also stated winds as S-SE for 5am Aug 19th - 2012.
It looked well below the cloud line, maybe 600ft?